Illegal Bech-de-mer harvesters nabbed

OFFICERS of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) at the Central Police Station in Honiara City assisted officials of the Ministry of Fisheries have arrested two suspects at the Honiara domestic wharf, Wednesday this week for illegal harvesting of beche-de-mer. Provincial Police Commander Honiara City Superintendent John Matamaru says, “Fisheries officials called police to…

$45M LOSS

Solomon Airline faces big lose in revenue   NATIONAL flag carrier Solomon Airlines will lose SBD$45 million dollars this year as COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect their operations. This was revealed by Solomon Airlines senior board member Bob Pollard during the 2021 Appropriation Bill 2021 inquiry on Tuesday. The inquiry was conducted by the Public…

Easter fun run delayed

ORGANISERS of the annual Easter Fun Run has announced that the 2021 event is being delayed until Whit Monday – 24th May 2021. The Rotary Club of Honiara issued the statement on Wednesday. The Rotary Club which is the main organiser of the event each stated it had received permission from the Covid Oversight Committee to…

PM briefed on US support

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare was briefed on the United States (US) initiatives to upgrade the US’s development programs in the country.   The US Deputy Chief of Mission based at the Port Moresby Embassy, in Papua New Guinea (PNG) Bernard Link led the team during the courtesy call, a statement issued by the Prime Minister Press…

$1.3B FOR SALARIES

Budget papers: Gov’t to spend $1.3billion on salaries this year   SALARIES will eat up a quarter of this year’s $4 billion-plus budget, leaked budget papers obtained by Solomon Star have revealed. The Government is also ploughing more money into scholarships and rentals this year, other documents have shown. According to the Summary of Payroll…

88 still in quarantine stations

EIGHTY-eight (88) people are currently in our quarantine stations to date. This was both confirmed by Prime Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare and the Permanent Secretary (PS) for Health and Medical Services (MHMS) Pauline McNeil. Speaking in his weekly nationwide address, Sogavare said that we currently have 88 persons who are still in quarantine stations serving…